The Elite Cyber Criminals' Stories
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The Elite Cyber Criminals' Stories

The Secret World of Cyber Criminals and Strategies for Addressing Cyber Crime

About the Book

This book is the product of my 7-year human cybercriminal project. It is a must read if you want to update your knowledge about the latest cyber crime techniques. You can use this book to do extensive research and learn various ways of protecting your organization or business from cyber attacks, especially if you're working or learning from home.

I spent the last 7 years traveling to 20 different cybercrime hotspots around the world. A few of them are Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Nigeria, Brazil, USA and China. I traveled to these places to try and understand how the organization of cybercrime works, and to get a bit more of an informed opinion about it. That's quite a standard way sociologists do things.

What I did over the 7-year period is I interviewed 240 different people, including law enforcement backgrounds, the private sectors who're involved in tracking this type of activity, and then also cybercriminals. The purposes of this is to put all this information together in this book, to make you know the truth, and understand more about cyber crime.

About the Author

A. B. Lawal
A. B. Lawal

I am multi-talented. As an engineer and also a computer scientist, I have over 15 years of teaching experience in software development and machine learning. In the last few years I have helped the IT industry develop various useful programs on Windows, Linux, MacOS and PLCs (programmable logic controllers). I always build solutions from scratch and go as far as modifying open source software to meet my client’s needs. As an embedded systems expert, I design embedded Systems that optimize performance and cost against complex requirements. I leverage Stratify OS (a POSIX like RTOS for micro-controllers) to quickly and cost-effectively develop complex firmware applications in Python and C/C++ languages. I work with a dedicated team of Python programmers who look into specific automation problems and proffer solutions to them.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Meaning of Cyber Crime
  • 1.1 Cyber Attack
  • 1.2 Cyber Warfare
  • 2. The Rise of Cyber Crime
  • 2.1 The Three Main Types of Cyber Attack
  • 2.1.1 Distributed Attack
  • 2.1.2 Central Attack
  • 2.1.3 Personal Attack
  • 2.2 The Criminal Industry with Staggering Rewards
  • 2.3 Why Cyber Crimes Are Under-Reported
  • 3. Cyber Attacks in Era of Covid-19 & Survival Strategies
  • 3.1 Fishing Scam
  • 3.2 TrickBot Infection
  • 3.3 Social Engineering Attacks
  • 3.4 Attacks on "Unimportant" People
  • 3.5 Attacks from Government Agencies
  • 3.6 Netwalker Ransomware
  • 3.7 Malicious Websites & Other Attacks on Organizations and Individuals
  • 3.8 Spoofing Attack Detection & Prevention
  • 3.9 Work/Learn from Home Challenges & Strategies to Survive
  • 3.9.1 Two-Factor Authentication
  • 3.9.2 Security Updates and Patches
  • 3.9.3 How VPN can Help
  • 3.9.4 Safety on HTTP/HTTPS Websites
  • 3.9.5 Testing Your Organization's Cyber Incident Response Plan (IRP)
  • 3.9.6 How to Secure Zoom Meetings from Cyber Attacks & Protect Privacy
  • 3.9.7 Fake News, App Permissions & Privacy Concerns
  • 3.9.8 Get Trained if You Represent an Organization
  • 4. Cyber Crime & The Mafia
  • 4.1 The People's Perceptions & Mainstream Position
  • 4.2 My Focus & Approach
  • 4.3 Defining Organized Crime & Mafia
  • 4.4 The Russian Mafia
  • 4.4.1 Where the Russian Mafia Came From
  • 4.4.2 A Famous Case: The Citibank Heist
  • 4.5 Is the Mafia Taking Over Cyber Crime?
  • 4.5.1 Key Findings 1: Understanding the Interaction Between Organized Crime and Cyber Crime
  • 4.5.2 Key Findings 2: Types of Organized Crime Involvement in Cyber Crime
  • 4.5.3 Key Findings 3: Using Technology to Enhance Existing Criminal Operations
  • 5. A New Breed of Cyber Criminals
  • 5.1 How They Source Protection

  • 6. The Big Picture Thinking: Best Strategies for Addressing Cyber Crime
  • 6.1 The Key Takeaways
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